Lipoamide

Lipoamide is a trivial name for 6,8-dithiooctanoic amide. It is the functional form of lipoic acid, i.e the carboxyl group is attached to protein via an amine with an amide linkage.[1] Illustrative of the biochemical role of lipoamide is in the conversion of pyruvate to acetyl lipoamide.[2]

Lipoamide
Skeletal formula
Space-filling model
Names
IUPAC name
5-(1,2-Dithiolan-3-yl)pentanamide
Identifiers
3D model (JSmol)
ChEBI
ChemSpider
MeSH lipoamide
UNII
Properties
C8H15NOS2
Molar mass 205.343 g/mol
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Infobox references
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Lipoamide itself is not naturally occurring.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Metabocard for Lipoamide". Human Metabolome Database.
  2. ^ J. M. Berg; J. L. Tymoczko, L. Stryer (2007). Biochemistry (6th ed.). Freeman. ISBN 0-7167-8724-5.

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